NEC NP216J-3D is a 3D-Enabled DLP Projector Unable to Play Blu-Ray 3D Movies

We can't get away from this 3D thing, can we? It's everywhere. Well, at least we have a few years before it becomes so mainstream that it's downright necessary. Hopefully by then we won't need the glasses. This new 3D-enabled DLP projector from NEC Display Technologies won't help the no-glasses cause, and we wish we could say the glasses looked even a little bit stylish. But, as you'll see after the cut, you won't be winning any fashion shows with these on your face.

The NEC NP216J-3D is a brand new 3D-ready DLP projector from the company based in Japan. It has some pretty good features, including a 1,024x768 resolution, a contrast ratio of 2,000:1, and it produces upwards of 2,500 lumens of brightness. It's also got a 180W lamp and a 7W mono speaker on the inside, so we imagine you'd want to plug this bad-boy into your home's sound system before you start enjoying those 3D movies. However, NEC wants to point out that the DLP projector does support

NVIDIA's 3D Vision

, but it won't be playing your 3D Blu-ray titles.

The NP216J-3D will makes its way to retail shelves in Japan beginning some time around July 20th, and you'll be able to buy the projector bundled with their non-stylish 3D glasses for about $1,100, or 100,239.48 JPY. Unfortunately, there's no current plans for an international release, but there's a chance that could change after the projector hits Japan's retail sites. But, probably more likely that it won't.